Babatunde Adetomiwa Stafford “Tomiwa” Edun is a famous Nigerian actor, known for his roles as Sir Elyan in the television series Merlin, Marcus Young in Bates Motel and Alex Hunter in the football video games FIFA 17, FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 respectively.
He was born 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria to financier Olawale Edun and half-Ghanaian, half-English Amy Adwoa (née Appiah). Edun moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 11.
Edun attended Eton College from the age of 13, before reading Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge). In his final year at Christ’s College, he won the dissertation prize for his thesis on Homer’s Odyssey.
He also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) after he dropped the idea of studying for a Master of Philosophy degree and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in 2008.
Edun Tomiwa made entry into acting following his graduation from RADA and played small parts in productions at the Almeida Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse.
He also played Macbeth in a production of the eponymous play by the National Theatre, earning praise for being “charismatic” and a “fine verse speaker”.
In 2009, Edun emerged the second black actor to play Romeo at the Globe Theatre when he was cast in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
He also appeared in Slaves, a play by Rex Obano.
In 2000, Edun appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the character Clifford in the show Kassandra by Ivo Stourton.
Edun has also appeared in several television series including the 2009 episode of The Fixer, before a role in Law & Order: UK as a soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan. During series three of Merlin, Edun appeared as Elyan in three episodes, and was upgraded to a recurring character in series four.
Edun has played several roles in movies like a recurring role on the third season of Bates Motel as Marcus Young, a candidate for sheriff of White Pine Bay, which he followed with roles in Lucifer, Legends, and Death in Paradise.
He also appeared as Mr Brocks in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special in 2016. The following year, Edun portrayed a war criminal in an episode of Elementary.
Edun performed motion capture and voiced the role of Alex Hunter in the video game by EA Sports, FIFA 17, and reprised his role in the sequels FIFA 18 and FIFA 19.
Recently, the veteran actor featured in Nollywood movie, ‘Banana Island Ghost’, a movie which featured Chigul as the lead actress and Edun as her boyfriend. Considering this is his first movie in Nigeria, he admits that, “I have been trying to do that for years. We have taken things to various stages and for whatever reason, they haven’t quite worked out.”
Edun Adetomiwa marital status is not known, but he is presumed to be in a relationship which he has not disclosed to the public or social media.
Edun Adetomiwa is one of the highly celebrated and most influential Nigerian British actors with an estimated net worth of about $1 million dollars.